ANC acknowledges Marikana compensations failure

By Doug Mattushek - 16 August 2019Views : 634


The ANC has acknowledged that the emotional scars left by the Marikana Massacre have not yet healed.

Today marks the seventh year anniversary of the Marikana incident, where 47 people died after clashes between protestors and the police. The leading party admitted that it still has to make good on promises to uplift the families of the victims.

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"As the ruling party of South Africa we acknowledge that the Marikana tragedy occurred on our watch and we shall never shirk in our duty nor hide behind platitudes to recognise that it did," said ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe.

"We reiterate our call to government to move with speed in implementing programmes that seek to alleviate the plight of the affected families and to ensure that conditions that led to this tragedy are addressed.

"South Africans can take solace that since the tragic events of that period industrial relations in the mining sector have improved."